Vettel champion special - Comments

By on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Photo credit: Red Bull GEPA

As the F1 field moves on to the Korean Grand Prix, here are some congratulatory comments for the new double world champion

Michael Schumacher (Mercedes): "I would like to congratulate Sebastian and his team who have been exceptional the whole year. It is extremely emotional to see him win the Championship again - I am very happy for him and even a little bit proud."

Ross Brawn (Mercedes): "Congratulations to Sebastian and Red Bull Racing on his second World Championship - he has driven impeccably all year, and together they have set the standards we must now aim for and exceed."

Norbert Haug (Mercedes): "We take our hats off to Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing - not just for winning the title, but also for defending it with an exceptional level of performance throughout the season."

Peter Sauber (Sauber): "Congratulations to Sebastian for a well-deserved world championship title after an outstanding season."

Eric Boullier (Renault): "On behalf of the whole team I would like to offer my congratulations to Sebastian Vettel for his second World Championship win."

Paul Hembery (Pirelli): "I'd like to congratulate Sebastian Vettel on becoming the first world champion on Pirelli tyres on our return to Formula One. He's been on unstoppable form all year and it comes as no surprise to see him achieve his second world title here today."

Franz Tost (Toro Rosso): "On behalf of everyone at Toro Rosso, I want to congratulate Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing for winning a second consecutive Drivers’ Championship."

Jenson Button (McLaren): "Sebastian has done a great job all season and he deserved the title. He was given the equipment and just got on and did what was required of him."

Lewis Hamilton (McLaren): "Big congratulations to Sebastian for winning the title. We all knew it was going to happen, but his season has really been flawless. It’s a fantastic achievement for him."

Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren): "I would like to pass on congratulations to Sebastian from myself and the whole of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team. He has driven a consistent and error-free season, and I only wish we could have delayed tonight’s party for a little while longer! But big congratulations to him nonetheless."

Fernando Alonso (Ferrari): "Congratulations to Sebastian! Winning two world titles at his age, in a season in which he has done it all - in qualifying, the races and every other way, so perfectly, is amazing and it is well deserved."

Felipe Massa (Ferrari): "I do want to congratulate Sebastian Vettel: he is a great guy and deserves this title and I am very happy for him."

Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari): "First of all on behalf of the Scuderia, I wish to congratulate Sebastian Vettel on clinching his second Drivers' title: he has had an incredible season and this fantastic result is well deserved!"

Mark Webber (Red Bull): "Congratulations to Sebastian – to become a double World Championship is a very good job."

Christian Horner (Red Bull): "It’s phenomenal for Sebastian Vettel to win his second World Championship. He’s driven magnificently this year and thoroughly deserves this Championship victory, which he has dominated since the first race in Melbourne. It’s the culmination of a lot of hard work and team work and he can be very proud of what he’s achieved. This now places him amongst an elite group of drivers who have realised not only a double Championship – but back-to-back World Championships."

Tony Fernandes (Team Lotus): "I'd like to wish Sebastian and all our friends at Red Bull Racing huge congratulations for an incredible job this season. They still have a job to do, and I know from firsthand experience that they will not let up in their pursuit of the constructors’ title this year, and many more titles in the future. They set the standards that we must aspire to and I am very proud that we are part of their extended family and can keep being inspired by them as we grow to, one day, take the fight to them on track."

Cyril Dumont (Renault): "I think we’ve got a magic Vettel this year, last year was already fantastic, but this year he was simply incredible, this small guy! He really earned it; he just never stops working and is always pushing a lot - so it’s richly and well deserved."

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